ASFA commemorates Refugee Week in school

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi (ASFA) recently held a week of activities and events in honour of Refugee Week.  Refugee Week has become a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year, Refugee Week is becoming a growing global movement.  ASFA is home to many students who are

Bickerstaffe brings hope to the community

Bickerstaffe CE School has always been at the centre of its local community. The school prides itself on the well-established links that have been nurtured and developed over the past 175 years! This includes Treat Day, the weekly Knit and Knatter club or monthly Holy Communion Services.  Before the pandemic hit, weekly visitors

Sowing seeds of hope at Alsop

Students at Alsop High School began sowing seeds for a wild flower area in Walton Hall Park as part of a new partnership with the Friends of Walton Hall Park and Scouse Flowerhouse. The students from Year 7 spent time in the park learning about wild flowers and environmental issues. The

ASFA brings its school community together through collective worship

Since the second lockdown, the Academy of St Francis Assisi’s Chaplaincy team have found creative ways to adapt form time collective reflections for students watching online at home.  Weekly reflections took the form of ten-minute creative homemade films with ASFA’s Chaplain, Phil Johnson, covering themes including kindness, forgiveness, perseverance and hope.  Year

Deyes High students show kindness across the community

During lockdown, Deyes High School felt that the sense of community really kept them all going through the challenges faced by everyone and their students were truly outstanding in supporting each other. From this, the school hatched an idea that gave its students the opportunity to support the community around